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Chicago - New York Architects To Design Obama Library In Chicago

Published on: June 30, 2016 11:32 PM
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Chicago - Barack Obama’s presidential library on Chicago’s South side will be designed by a New York architectural firm that designed the David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.

The Barack Obama Foundation announced Thursday that Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects has been chosen for the library that will be built near the university where Obama once taught constitutional law.

Designs by the firm include the Barnes Foundation art museum in Philadelphia and the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California.

The specific location of the library hasn’t been announced. The foundation last year said the library will be built at one of two parks near the university: Washington Park or Jackson Park. Foundation officials say they expect to announce a decision by the end of this year.



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 Jul 01, 2016 at 08:33 AM bennyt Says:

Make sure to include a golf course in the plans.

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 Jul 01, 2016 at 09:57 AM Yossy111 Says:

Don't forget to put the Koran in there

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 Jul 01, 2016 at 11:30 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

I hope for a nicer building than either the Gerald Ford of Bill Clinton libraries.

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 Jul 01, 2016 at 12:12 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

Will you need to go through a metal detector to enter the library? after all it is Chicago.

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 Jul 01, 2016 at 05:05 PM walkinsilence Says:

It would be appropriate for the Library to contain books with blank pages, as well as empty spaces representing the POSITIVE accomplishments of this President.

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